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Posted by Walt on December 28, 2006 at 21:57:59:

In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ABSOLUTELY IF NEEDED posted by Ken Kurtis on December 28, 2006 at 17:50:35:

OK, you've swayed my opinion regarding skipping a safety stop.

We generally only lose each other at the beginning of a dive (mainly due to poor vis or a clearing problem) and surface, so no safety stop is needed. I know that losing the otter during a dive has far worse consequences than 'can I sleep with myself' (which I guarantee I would be doing exactly that... in the dog house).

There really is no excuse for losng a buddy during a dive. Both need to be conscious of the whereabouts of the other at all times; else you're not being buddies and you lose the safety redundency a buddy brings to the table.

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